SECOND Semester Daily Lessons - UNITS 7, 8, 9, & 10

The lessons below are in the order they are taught in the course:

Unit SEVEN: Age of European Exploration & East Asian Isolation

(circa 1400-1700)

Lesson 83: PreColumbian Native American Societies (Before European Exploration)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • The Americas to 1500:

    • Describe the diverse characteristics of early American cultures in the Americas by comparing and contrasting major aspects of their civilizations/societies (esp. North American Native Americans (Iroquois, Anasazi), the Maya and Aztec of Mesoamerica and the Inca of South America)

  • Begin to explore the impact/effects of European “exploration”/colonization on the Americas (esp. development of Latin America)

Lesson 85: The Age of European Exploration (Introduction & Focus on Causes)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and explain major causes and effects of European overseas expansion beginning in the 1400s – circa 1700   (i.e. explain origins of the   European Age of Exploration)

    • Analyze major political, religious, cultural, and economic changes in Europe in regards to their role in the origins and development of the Age of Exploration​​​

  • Identify some major Characteristics of East Asian societies during the European Age of Exploration

    • China: Explain major reasons for the continuity of Chinese society under the Ming and Qing Dynasties (esp. in regards to European Age of Exploration)

    • Japan: Identify major characteristics of Japan during the European Age of Exploration (esp. policies of Tokugawa Shogunate)

  • Identify and explain major effects of European conquest/expansion during the Age of Exploration:

    • Emerging Global system (global economy/trade, etc.), Impact on European Society, Spread of Christianity to the Americas, The Columbian Exchange, Trans-African and Trans-Atlantic Slave System, Impact on South Asia, Impact on Latin America

Lesson 86: Effects of the Age of Exploration (Columbian Exchange & the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and explain major effects of European conquest/expansion during the Age of Exploration:

    • The Colombian Exchange

    • Emerging Global system (global economy/trade, etc.)

    • Trans-African and Trans-Atlantic Slave System

    • Impact on Latin America

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Unit EIGHT: New Muslim Empires - The Ottomans, Safavids, and Moguls

(circa 1300-1700)

Lesson 90: New Muslim Empires - THE OTTOMAN TURKISH EMPIRE

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe the development of the Ottoman Empire (identify major political religious, economic and cultural transformations in the Ottoman Empire)

  • Identify and explain impact/effects of Ottoman rule (in Southwest Asia and Europe)

Lesson 91: The Safavid Empire (Persian)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe the development and major characteristics of the SAFAVID Empire

  • Identify examples of cultural blending in the Safavid Empire (explain origins and impact of these elements of cultural blending)

Lesson 92: The Mughal Empire of India

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe the development of the Mogul Empire

  • Identify and explain impact/effects of Mogul Empire on South Asia

  • Begin to explain the global economic significance of India and its attractiveness to European explorers/conquerors

Crash Course in World History: The Mughals

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Unit NINE: EUROPE THROUGH THE 18th CENTURY - Absolute Monarchs, the Scientific Revolution, and the Age of Enlightenment

(circa 1500-1800)

Lesson 95: Absolute Monarchs of Europe (Spain & France)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Define absolute monarchies/absolutism and identify places in Europe which developed absolute monarchies between circa 1500-1800.

  • Explain the impact/effect of absolutism (on society, politics, culture, global dynamics, etc.) – PREVIEW: set stage for understanding why people eventually rebelled against absolutism! (Spoiler alert:USA and France!)

Lesson 96: Absolute Monarchs Clash & ABSOLUTE MONARCHS OF RUSSIA

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Analyze the impact/effect of absolutism (on society, politics, culture, global dynamics, international relationships, etc.) – focus on conflicts between European lands ruled by absolute monarchs

  • Identify and explain the impact/effects of Peter the Great of Russia’s rule (both on Russia and its relationship with the rest of Europe)

Lesson 97: England Develops a Constitutional Monarchy

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Define

Lesson 98: The Scientific Revolution

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Define and describe the Scientific Revolution (identify and discuss major developments/achievements of the Scientific Revolution)

  • Analyze causes and effects of the Scientific Revolution in Europe and its colonies (focus on socio-cultural and political effects) – also identify ways in which the Scientific Revolution is affecting your life today!

Lesson 99: Today's Science Rock Stars (Legacies of the Scientific Revolution)

Supplemental Activities:

1) Watch "Cosmos" - 13 Episodes hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

2) Watch "The Theory of Everything" - hollywood movie on Dr. Stephen Hawking's Life

3) Read and/or watch "Contact" based on book by Dr. Carl Sagan

Lesson 100: The Enlightenment (circa 1500 - 1789)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and describe the Enlightenment/Age of Reason (explain core values developed during this period)

  • Analyze major causes and effects of the Enlightenment/Age of Reason

  • Analyze & categorize which Enlightenment values most affect your life today!

Crash Course in History: The American Revolution

- The American Revolution was partially caused by ENLIGHTENMENT IDEAS.

- The Declaration of Independence & the US Constitution are BOTH Enlightenment-inspired documents and are at the core of US democracy!

Lesson 101: Unit 9 Test Review

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Unit TEN: AGE OF REVOLUTIONS

(Early Modern Europe & its Colonies)

(circa 1789-1900)

Lesson 102: The French Revolution

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify major causes, developments, and effects of the French Revolution

Crash Course in History: The French Revolution

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Analyze

Lesson 103: The Napoleonic Era

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify major effects of the Napoleonic Wars/Napoleonic Era

Lesson 104: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Define nationalism

  • Identify major effects of nationalism and nationalist revolutions of the 19th century

Crash Course in History: Haitian Revolutions

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Id

Crash Course in History: Latin American Revolutions

Lesson 105: Test Review

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